Biden and Co. are once again proving that they’ll enforce the Warmists’ ideology by and means necessary. They might as well start chanting, “From sea to shining sea, America will be carbon free!”
On Friday, November 17th, 2023 Biden and his Department of Energy (DOE) jointly announced that the federal government would use the he 1950 Defense Production Act (DPA) to funnel $169 million tax dollars into 9 projects across 15 sites nationwide in an effort to accelerate electric heat pump manufacturing.
Yeah, nothing says we’re the ones protecting democracy from the evil “MAGA extremists” quite like using a cold-war era national defense law to advance a Democrat policy agenda and specifically privilege certain manufacturers over the competition. 🙄
Now, don’t get me wrong; this isn’t, in and of itself, catastrophic, and I’ve little to no problems with the federal government funding research into just about any technology. That, to my mind, is the the proper and often necessary place of the government in the arena of science, technology, and engineering. No, my primary issue with this bit of eco-tyranny is the use of the DPA to do it. Operating under the very hard to politically combat penumbra of national security in order to artificially alter the market is dangerously wrong.